Girl leads teen gang's race attack against Sikh man on bus

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A TEENAGE girl led a racist attack by a group of youths against a Sikh man on a bus in Edinburgh.

The 22-year-old man was verbally abused on the Number 26 Lothian bus to Corstorphine at around 10.30pm on Saturday.

The man, who was wearing a turban, boarded the bus at Haymarket with a friend. Shortly after, a group of teenagers got on near the Murrayfield Ice Rink and racially abused the victim, partly due to his traditional clothing.

The female main suspect got off the bus at the top of Drum Brae Drive, near to the Fox Covert housing estate.

She is described as white, 16 to 20, 5ft 8ins, slim, with blonde hair, which was tied up in a ponytail. She was wearing a white jacket and grey jeans.

A police spokesman said: "The victim was left extremely upset as a result of this incident, which shows a lack of respect for the victim's faith.

"We want anyone who witnessed the incident, or who knows the identity of any of the youths involved, to get in touch."